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Managing Director, Global Strategic Communications Group; government and media relations specialist. Former US diplomat, US Senate staffer. JD Georgetown 1978, BA Penn State 1974.

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Wednesday, November 13, 2013 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Canadians Confront the Banks and the Yanks: Open Letter Urges President of Canadian Bankers Association to Oppose FATCA Grassroots opposition to the US FATCA law is building in Canada across the political spectrum. Canadians are confronting efforts of big banks to pressure Ottawa to sign an agreement that would sacrifice Canadian sovereignty and Canadians' rights. An "Open Letter" to the head of the Canadian Bankers Association builds on sharp critiques from the Green, New Democrat, and Liberal parties against the Conservative Government.

Monday, October 21, 2013 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
News from Switzerland: A Referendum To Overturn FATCA Breaks through Fears of U.S. Retaliation Citizens' groups in Switzerland are rising up against an attack on their country's sovereignty under the U.S. FATCA law (the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act that requires Swiss banks to transmit the financial data of U.S. expatriates, as well as many Swiss citizens, to the IRS. A "direct democracy" referendum drive is underway to reject an agreement to impose FATCA in Switzerland.

Saturday, October 12, 2013 (3 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
RepealFATCA.com Files Freedom of Information Act Request on "Intergovernmental Agreements' with Canada, Switzerland, and Freedom of Information Act request has been filed with Treasury Department for records of FATCA negotiations with Canada, Switzerland, and the UK, as public pressure mounts against civil rights and sovereignty violations from Washington. Defying threats, Swiss are holding a referendum to overturn compliance, Canada's progressive opposition warns conservative government not to sell out to U.S.

Saturday, October 5, 2013 (5 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Canada's Shadow Revenue Minister Warns Government against Sellout on FATCA! The New Democrats, Canada's progressive opposition party, has warned the Conservative government not to sell out Canadians' privacy rights to the United States. FATCA information demanded by the IRS on some 1 million Canadians would be passed on to spy agencies like the NSA. Will progressives really fight to uphold the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms?

Saturday, September 28, 2013 (2 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
FATCA: a Tool of the Electronic Surveillance State The "Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act" (FATCA) is touted as a tax enforcement tool. In fact, FATCA would require indiscriminate gathering of information from innocent people worldwide, which then would be turned over to NSA and other U.S. intellige